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Documentary Workshop – Telling Our Stories, Complicating the Narrative in Documentary Film 7/23/15 #NYWIFT

Michele produced and directed the remarkable film AMERICAN PROMISE with Joe Brewster and the two traveled the USA teaching forums around the themes and lessons from that work. Michele has a long dedicated career to the documentary format and provides a compelling presentation and masterclass.

Telling Our Stories, Complicating the Narrative in Documentary Film

City Lore Documentary Institute invites NYWIFT members to this presentation from award-winning documentarian Michèle Stephenson.

Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

You must RSVP by emailing maxine@citylore.org

The presentation will be followed by a “meet & greet” reception.

The event is free to NYWIFT members.

Michèle would like attendees to watch the following two TED Talks prior to the session:

The Danger of a Single Story, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Power of Vulnerability, by Brené Brown

 

A graduate of McGill University and Columbia Law School, Michèle Stephenson uses her background in critical studies, race and human rights to inform her documentary work. Her Panamanian and Haitian heritage has also fueled her passion to tackle stories on communities of color and human rights. An early pioneer in the Web 2.0 revolution, Stephenson used video and the Internet to structure human rights campaigns and train people from around the globe in video Internet advocacy. Her work has appeared on PBS, Showtime, MTV and other outlets. Stephenson’s honors include the Silverdocs Diversity Award and the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. Stephenson produced and directed the documentary American Promise, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She co-founded the Rada Film Group with her husband Joe Brewster with a mission: To create compelling visual stories that provoke thought about the complex multicultural world we exist in.

 

Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

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